Assistant Director of Educational Technologies
Barbara comes to Instructional Technology from the teaching arena – before joining the Academic Computing group at Dartmouth, she was a French professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She has a Ph.D. from Yale University, and has taught at Dartmouth as an adjunct professor. Innovative approaches to teaching language and culture remain an area of particular interest for her. Barbara is also a member of the DCAL executive team.
Nikki’s love for educational technology stems from her days of teaching, where she strived to increase student engagement and learning with the help of the latest technology. Nikki completed her PhD in Learning, Design & Technology at Purdue University, and seeks to pursue evidence-based research for learning initiatives. Nikki’s research interests include faculty professional development, inverted classrooms, and online education.
Serendipitously during a summer undergrad astronomy research program, Adrienne found the ‘Instructional Design & Technology’ graduate program at the University of Virginia and changed her life’s course from astronomy to the field of teaching and learning with technology. It was kizmet! Before coming to Dartmouth she had been at the Univ of AZ for almost a decade, helping astronomy faculty realize their teaching goals , designing creative multimedia projects, and diving into online learning and online engagement. She now enjoys working with an entire campus of faculty from the sciences to arts & humanities.
Mike recently came to Dartmouth from Keene State College where he was an instructional designer and adjunct faculty. Mike’s work included piloting Canvas, developing online courses with faculty, and designing a MOOC (massively open online course). Mike’s research and professional interests include student engagement through learning technologies, undergraduate research, and experiential learning.
Ashley comes to the Education Technologies team from Loyola University Chicago. Ashley has taught courses in organizational development, community-based research, and integrative leadership. She is an active contributor to the Association for Authentic, Experiential, Evidence Based Learning, and is passionate about curricular innovation and transformational learning.
Emily comes to Dartmouth from Ithaca, NY where she taught using Blackboard as well as other learning management systems. She will serve as a liaison between Instructional Designers and faculty, as well as act as a point person for faculty during the transition to Canvas.
Pat is coordinating various aspects of Dartmouth’s transition to Canvas and will be available to assist faculty. As faculty within the University System of New Hampshire, Pat has developed and taught classroom-based and fully online courses using both Blackboard and other learning management systems.
Jing Qi’s collegiate focus has been in Computer Science, which she believes is one of the best ways to expand one’s mind. She obtained a doctorate degree in education assessment from the University of Vermont in 2005. Since then, Jing has been working in the field of Instructional Technology and assessment. She believes active learning occurs when students are engaged in constructing new knowledge with the information acquired in and beyond the classroom.